Marconi Mural


Duke Street Railway Viaduct, adjacent to the western railway station entrance


Victoria Button and Nick Haydon


Young people from the YMCA Young Carer’s Group teamed up with artists Nick Haydon and Victoria Button to celebrate the city’s connection with radio.

The piece visually tells the story of Marconi, the inventor of wireless who established the world’s first wireless factory in Hall Street. The mural also depicts how his invention lead to 750 people being rescued from the Titanic as it sank, thanks to the wireless distress signals the ship was able to emit.


Installed July 2017

Large mural showing Marconi, plus Titanic sinking and sending out wireless distress call

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